to the word of God
30. In order to supply a
Biblical foundation and greater depth to our meditation,
it is helpful to follow the announcement of the mystery with the proclamation
of a related Biblical passage, long or short, depending on the circumstances.
No other words can ever match the efficacy of the inspired word. As we listen,
we are certain that this is the word of God, spoken for today and spoken "for me".
in this way, the word of God can become part of the Rosary's methodology of repetition
without giving rise to the ennui derived from the simple recollection of something
already well known. It is not a matter of recalling information but of allowing God
to speak. In certain solemn communal celebrations, this word can be appropriately
illustrated by a brief commentary.